This virtual seminar series focuses on technical topics related to terrorism risk assessment, modelling and mitigation.
The emphasis of the seminar series is on technical (STEM-related) aspects of this area, rather than social or political topics. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
- blast modelling and response;
- vehicles as weapons;
- big data for risk assessment, security and screening;
- mitigation measures.
Specific examples of topics included in the series range from single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) analysis methods for blast response to modelling the use of vehicles as weapons via vehicle-dynamics models.
Participants in the series come from various academic, research and industrial organisations, including several universities and world-wide industry partners. The focus of the seminar series is in technical, STEM-related areas of counterterrorism research, but participants may have relevant expertise in a wide variety of subject areas, ranging from engineering to insurance.
Seminars have no security classification and are open to guests from bona fide organisations; we encourage external guests with appropriate affiliations to attend.
The series is currently held in a virtual format. Face-to-face or hybrid formats may be considered in the future.
CBRN knowledge management in the digital age (Dr Robert Gordon) – 20 September 2023
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Computational approaches to genetic engineering attribution – 18 January 2023
Viper::Blast - an introduction to modern blast CFD – 8 December 2022
Towards trustworthy machine learning methods – 11 November 2022
Accurate, fast and simplistic predictions of blast loads on buildings – 17 October 2022
CRIM-TRACK - portable sniffer for the detection of illicit chemicals – 1 September 2022
Crossbows - an emerging threat? – 9 May 2022
Development of the Pitagone F11 rapid deployment system – 11 April 2022
Terrorism risk models in the insurance sector – 3 March 2022
SDOF analysis methods for blast response – 8 February 2022
Automated hostile vehicle vector analysis – 18 January 2022